Edited: Hey everyone, I posted TWICE today so be sure to scroll down to the next post for some calendar stuff!
I'm back with a card, just couldn't resist posting my fun snow day creation. I just got some new Cornish Heritage Farm Backgrounders from Ellen. One of my favorites is the Open Plaid Backgrounder. And if you've noticed, I love grid patterned paper. So I'm calling my creation plaid gridpaper. How cool would that be to have an entire notepad of plaid gridpaper to color in? Well the next best thing is this backgrounder stamp!
I have all my basic supplies layed out for you to see. I first chose the patterned paper I wanted to use which is from K and Company. Then I colored in my image to match. I did this some time ago but had the image and the paper ready to go.
Oh, and guess what? This image called Warm Socks is available at Ellen's store and is the Stamp of the Month. That means Ellen has a wonderful card kit available with a darling sample. She got her patterned sock idea from Debbie Olson, and so did I. Debbie did a wonderful project (I think Ellen links to it in her post) where she drew a pattern on the socks. So I just had to try it. Who knew socks could be SO much fun!!? But I love this stamp because you can do get well, feel better, stay warm......or *that stinks* type of cards. It's just something different than the usual bouquet of flowers. A very good stamp to add to your collection.
Soooo back to the plaid gridpaper. Using color inspirations from the patterned paper, I stamped the background with Burnt Umber Palette Ink onto cream colored cardstock. Then I chose three colors of Copic markers and colored in some lines over the Open Plaid Backgrounder. My lines aren't perfectly straight, I wanted them to be somewhat squiggly and casual. What I love about this backgrounder so much is that you can stamp it in just one color, but you can also color in the lines like I did or even stamp in little images in the square spaces. Another great background to add to your collection. Here's my finished card below. I used Wild Wasabi cardstock and ribbon and So Saffron cardstock to complete my project. I only ended up using a small portion of my plaid gridpaper because I wanted it to compliment but not compete with the grid design on the stamped image. But don't think I threw those scraps away, I've got more cards to make with them!! I finished the card off with the get well sentiment from Papertrey Faux Ribbon. And I also imitated the plaid look by stamping three different colored lines from the Papertrey Faux Ribbon set along the envelope edge then added the special delivery sentiment from that same set. I love, love, love to have my envelopes coordinate with the card. Who doesn't love to see a fun envelope peeking out in the mail......instead of BILLS!!??
Enjoy girls!! Do you own any CHF Backgrounders? If so, tell me which ones you have or what your favorites are. You can view the entire collection of Backgrounders HERE, Ellen's got 'em all!